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Old 11-08-2007, 02:40 PM
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Changing a 2 3/4 to 3"

I have a rem1100 that is a 2 3/4". Does anyone know if I put a 3" barrel on it can the action/ejection port handle 3" shells. Looking for experience or anyone's 2cents.

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:49 PM
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Looked into that one time myself never tried it but remmy says must be a magnum reciever
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It can probably be made to work but like NYLES said their is some differance in the older 2 3/4" recievers and the newer 3" , I woulden't risk having anything blow up. But you could maybe call Rem with your guns numbers and ask them it may work out that it will be a simple barrel swap.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:22 AM
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My concern is ejection problems after firing.
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I've shot 3 inch slugs out of my 1100 for years and have had no problems.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:26 AM
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No Problem

The ONLY differance between a Remington 1100 3" mag and a Remington 1100 2 3/4" action is the barrel. The 1100 3" has one gas port vs the 2 3/4" needs 2 gas ports.
The ejection window on both actions are the same as are the recoil spring in the but stock.
I have a standard action that I use for all my waterfowl hunting that I use a 3" chamber barrel in thats made by Hastings. Its also one of the straight rifled barrels that keeps the shot cup from spinning and gives it a bit tighter pattern. On ducks out to 40 yds I use #6 heavy shot and on geese I use #2 heavy shot and its a hammer. I normally use the IC choke on it too.

When I am shooting skeet I just take off the synthetic stock and put on the fajun wood and and the 2 3/4" chambered barrel thats also a Hastings barrel and go shoot.
Remington don't like to tell anyone this but the actions are identical between the 2 3/4" and 3" but its just a barrel change is all.
Been shooting the 1100 since I bought my first one in 1970. Keep your gas ports and magazine tube clean and your O ring in good shape and you will never have a problem. Oh and remove any heavy oil from your magazine tube when hunting waterfowl in cold weather as it will gum it up and you will never have a problem with the gun.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:26 PM
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Thanks all for the replies.

What I might do is find someone with a 3" barrel and try it. If it ejects it might be my new duck gun for decoys. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again,
Colby
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